Freedom Shropshire Newsletter, Edition 26, October 2016

Freedom Shropshire Newsletter, Edition 26, October 2016.

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Jo Berry: Freedom Shropshire Team.

Domestic violence victim says worst part is psychological abuse

A woman beaten and raped by her ex-partner says the worst part was the psychological abuse she suffered and has called for the law to be changed.

Terri-Louise Graham from Londonderry is angry that a law to protect victims from psychological abuse is being used in other parts of the UK but not in Northern Ireland.

To view a video on this, visit BBC News – Northern Ireland:

And to read more on this call from a survivor to see the law in Northern Ireland changed, follow the link below:

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team.

Halle Berry has a powerful message for abused women

Halle Berry vowed to use her platform to help victims of domestic violence after her own harrowing experience, and the Hollywood actress is doing just that.

With Domestic Violence Awareness month underway in the US, the mother of two took to Instagram on Thursday (13 October) to share a powerful message with those dealing with abuse, reminding them of their greatness.

In November 2015, Berry− who witnessed her mother being abused −opened up about her own ordeal at the charity gala for Jenesse Center, a national domestic violence prevention and intervention organisation.

"I saw my mother battered and beaten many years of my life and I felt helpless and that’s what connects me to this organisation," she said "I have an understanding, a knowing. I feel like I have something that I can impart to these women."

For more on this story, follow the link below:

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team.

New £700k scheme to tackle domestic violence in West Midlands

A £700,000 project to tackle domestic violence and abuse is being set up in the West Midlands.

The two-year Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme will work with offenders to change their ways.

It is a voluntary scheme for fathers aged 18 and over who have been asked to participate as part of a child protection plan or child in need plan.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is launching the project.

For more on this story, visit BBC News website:

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team.

Break the routine – online film to raise awareness of domestic abuse

A powerful domestic abuse awareness film – Break the routine – was launched today (13 October).

Exclusive Ellie Goulding track backs intensely realistic dance performance in online film raising awareness of domestic abuse

Created by J. Walter Thompson London, with LA’s Biscuit Filmworks, for the National Centre for Domestic Violence and independent charity Victim Support, the dance is physically hard and emotionally intense. The dancers, real-life husband and wife team Jennifer White and Jason Kittelberger, mimic the savage physicality of domestic abuse in a bare house. At the end the man is finally stopped by an invisible barrier and although it is not the end of her struggle, the woman knows she is safe.

The film and surrounding campaign aims to encourage victims of domestic abuse to seek support from charities and organisations, who work to provide specialist emotional support and practical help to victims of domestic abuse.

The short film powerfully illustrates some of the struggles of an abusive relationship using the medium of contemporary dance.

To view the film and find out more about the film and campaign, visit the Victim Support website:

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team.

White Ribbon Campaign (UK) October 2016 Newsletter

For the latest White Ribbon Campaign Newsletter (October 2016) please use this link to visit the White Ribbon Campaign Website.

You can also follow the White Ribbon Campaign (UK) at and

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team.

Questions about dementia? Community Roadshow at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital


Community Roadshow at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Questions about dementia? Talk to us – we’re here to  help

When: 14th October 2016

Where: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital


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Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ

Friday 14th October 2016

10am – 4pm

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team

Teenage Mental Health – Let’s make some noise!

Make Some Noise Day takes place on Friday 7 October 2016!

Make Some Noise is the official in-house charity of Global, the media and entertainment group. On the day Global group’s radio stations – Smooth, LBC, Classic FM, Heart, Capital Xtra, Capital FM, Gold, and Radio X, will be fundraising in support of the Foundation’s Teenage Mental Health: Peer Support in Schools’ project:

“Since 2004, it’s been known that 10% of children aged 5-15 have a diagnosable mental disorder. That’s about 3 in every class”

For more information about Global Make Some Noise Day, visit the Mental Health Foundation website:

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team.

Good Neighbours – A Wise and Well Event, Friday 21st October 2016, Shrewsbury

Good Neighbours – A Wise and Well Event

Friday 21st October 2016

9:30am to 2:00pm

Central Baptist Church
Claremont Street

Essential information for anyone working or volunteering within our local communities to prevent the isolation of others.

To book, contact Lisa Darkin on 01743-342162 or r email

For further information, and a PDF you can save, share or print, please click on the image below:

Jo: Freedom Shropshire Team.

Freedom Shropshire Newsletter, Edition 25, September 2016

Freedom Shropshire Newsletter, Edition 25, September 2016.

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Jo Berry: Freedom Shropshire Team.